Guided Walks

If you are feeling like a bit of the great Kerry outdoors we can put something together to suit you and your fitness levels.
You can take a ½ day on a short walk and do some of the Kerry Way, take a trip up Torc Mountain or if you feeling like a challenge then a climb up Carrauntoohil (Ireland’s highest mountain) is well worth it.
You will have your own private guide for the duration,  Richard is a very experienced mountaineer and has worked in the outdoors for over 25  years.  Safety is priority so everyone has to have the correct footwear and clothing for this activity.  We welcome families on Carrauntoohil but for safety children 12 or over.  The ground would not be suitable for younger children.  We also provide a luggage & equipment drop service for Walkers/Cyclists/Golfers.
For advice on our Guided Walks or Carrauntoohil or indeed any additional information or questions no matter how small please email us at info@morrisontours.ie and we’ll come right back to you.

Most importantly this is tailored for you….

 

The above picture is a group being led down towards Heavenly Gates on Carrauntoohil.
To help you prepare for your day on Carrauntoohil I have listed a few items that you will definitely need.
Like any mountain if you are planning a trek you need to be prepared and dress appropriately and most importantly be safe when you are there. There are various routes up Carrauntoohil and depending on weather and fitness levels your guide, Richard, will advise you on the best route for you and your group.
Walking/Hiking boots (wellies and runners are not suitable as terrain is rough)
Walking Pants or Tracksuit (Denim is not suitable as it does not dry easily)
Warm comfortable clothes (remember it’s going to be at least 10 degrees colder over 1000m
Hat and Gloves
Lunch and sufficient fluids (Water is best, fizzy drinks etc. can dehydrate you)
Walking poles or walking stick (Optional)

A few sample Walks

The Kerry Way – Glencar to Glenbeigh

12.5km Approx. 5 Hours – Moderate Walk.  It starts at the Climbers Inn Glencar, finishing at Glenbeigh Church.

Seefin Circuit

12 km Approx. 4.5 Hours – Easy/Moderate Walk.  It starts at Glenbeigh Church, finishing at near the old Glenbeigh Hotel. Does include a bit of road walking.

The Kerry Way – Glenbeigh to Mountain Stage

6km Approx. 2 Hours – Moderate Walk.  It starts at Glenbeigh Church, finishing at Mountain Stage.

Torc Mountain – Killarney

This is a good walk and it is fairly straightforward.  Sleepers are used most of the way.  It is approx. 7.5km.  2-3 Hours Hike.
Price
Half Day Guided Walk – 3 Hours – €40 per person (min. 2 persons) (Discounts available for Groups)
Full Day Guided Walk  3 Hours plus – €90 for 1 person, €120 for 2 & €150 for 3 persons (Discounts available for Groups)
Please also inquire about our luggage drop/delivery service for Walkers or Cyclists.
If you need any Outdoor gear while you are here pop to the Trespass Store in the Killarney Outlet Centre, near the railway station.

www.trespass.ie

 

 

 

Carrauntoohil (Irelands Highest Mountain)

1040m high Approx.  6/7 Hours  depending on the route taken – Challenging Walk/Climb
There are various routes up Carrauntoohil some easy, some challenging and some strenuous.

The Devils Ladder

This is the traditional route up Carrauntoohil.

Brother O’Shea’s Gully 

This has become a more popular and alternative route to the Ladder in recent years but some scrambling is required here.

Caher

This can be the longer route but it takes in Ireland’s third highest mountain Caher.  You also have the option of tipping the edge of the Beenkeeragh Ridge.
Price
Carrauntoohil – Full Day Trek
€90 for 1 person, €130 for 2 & €150 for 3 persons. (Discounts available for Groups)